Sunday, 13 April 2014

At the Voortrekker Monument

Voortrekker Monument
We were at a Voortrekkers* function at the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria on Saturday night.
Little Missy signed up with the Voortrekkers this year, and they were given certificates in a formal ceremony for being new members.

The Student loved her years as a Voortrekker, especially the camping weekends, and so we thought Little Missy would enjoy it as well. They teach the children practical life skills.

The moon making an appearance
Suikerbekkies (6-year olds) playing outside the monument 
Little Voortrekkers at the Voortrekker Monument 
Getting the certificate
I was not at the Voortrekker Monument for at least 15 years, and was surprised at how much is going on. We will be going back for a picnic in the nature reserve, to check out the restaurant, and to look at the museum exhibition in more detail.

*Voortrekkers: An Afrikaans cultural organisation such as the Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts of America.


  1. I loved Voortrekkers! So much fun and learning, plus camps almost every school holiday sure cuts down on the "I'm so boooooored..."

  2. I went to that monument with my school on a trip when I was pregnant and all I can remember is climbing all those stairs!! But it was very interesting, historical. Then we went to the Freedom Park which is close by as well.

  3. Both my grade 1 and grade 3 is in the Voortrekkers but there was only two applications for grade R this year so no grade R this year

  4. I loved Voortrekkers when I was in primary school. The camps were the best part.


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